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Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry, and Michael Logen are three critically-acclaimed songwriters and performers who have teamed up for the collaborative record, Sunset Avenue Sessions.
The 11-song album, out now on Transoceanic Records, features unique cover versions of some of music’s most popular and iconic songs, as well as original tracks from each of the artists’ rich catalog of music.
The focus track, “Learning to Fly,” is one of the trio’s favorite songs and felt like a clear choice to record after the great loss of Tom Petty. Petty had a gift of painting pictures in his songwriting with simple images and metaphors that resonated with everyone. The group felt like this would be a perfect song for them, with each contributing lead vocals on different verses and all singing harmonies together.
Other suggested tracks include: “For What It’s Worth” (Michael Logen covering Buffalo Springfield, “Ring of Fire” (Jesse Terry covering Johnny Cash), and “Wildflowers” (Lizanne Knott covering Tom Petty).
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A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios, Lizanne Knott has also managed to make herself a home in Nashville as well as the U.K. She has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the U.S., U.K. and Spain and at a growing number of mainstream festivals including: The Philadelphia Folk Fest, The Canterbury Festival (England), The Belfast Fest (Ireland), and The Sala BBK Fest (Spain). She has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne, Josh Ritter, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther, Lucy Kaplansky, Melody Gardot, and more. A frequent featured artist on London’s acclaimed Bob Harris Show, BBC2 and other BBC stations, she also receives airplay on AAA radio throughout the U.S. Her music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organizations.
“Absolutely gorgeous music. We’ve rarely had as big a reaction in recent years that we’ve had for Lizanne Knott.” - Bob Harris BBC2
A true musical journeyman, New England-based singer/songwriter Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. The ability to create a connection, to bare his soul and express his feelings through his songs has been the defining thread in a career that began in 2010 and has spawned five albums (The Runner, Empty Seat on a Plane, Stay Here With Me, and his latest pair, Stargazer and Natural). Terry has played over a thousand shows around the world, including such notable festivals as Bonnaroo, 30A Songwriters Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest.
“Stargazer, nigh perfect, sweeps you in and on first hearing overwhelms… this is music to revel in, so just revel till the starlight fades.” - Nick West / RnR Magazine
Grammy-nominated Folk/Americana artist Michael Logen is based in Nashville but also tours extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Denmark. He has opened for artists like John Legend, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, and India. His music can be heard on NPR, BBC, VH1 and TV shows such as “Nashville,” “Suits,” “Parenthood,” “One Tree Hill,” and “The Fosters.” Also a Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling Songwriter, Michael has had songs recorded by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Paul Carrack, The Greencards, Will Hoge, Delerium, and many others.
“Mark him down as one to watch, very closely.” - AmericanaUK